Calbel C. “Woody” Wood, Sr.

November 27, 1929 - April 12, 2020

Calbel C. “Woody” Wood, Sr., age 90, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2020.

Born in Traphill, NC on November 27, 1929, he was the son of the late Clinton Wood and Vader Thompson. Woody worked as an assembler for Chrysler, retiring after many years of dedicated service. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Woody was a former member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. He was very active with the Boy Scouts and was a little league coach for many teams. Woody enjoyed helping family members build additions and remodel their homes.

In addition to his parents, Woody was preceded in death by his loving wife of 49 years, Dorothy (Nemes) Wood. He is survived by his children, Diana McKnight-Atchley (Steve), Calbel C. “CC” Wood, Jr. (Cathy), Robert Wood and Clifford Wood (Danielle); 11 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Woody’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.


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  • Dear Family,
    It is such a sad news, but I can say I had the privilege to call him “dad” while participating in an exchange program when I was 16. It was the most memorable time for me. He was very nice and kind. I got to see him maybe twice through all these years and kept correspondence with him for a while, and that is something I will always carry in my heart.
    I send you all my love, and I know you will always cherish the good moments with him and never be forgotten.
    Hector & Merienne also send you all their love. They got to meet dad too, and that was awesome!
    Will keep you all in our prayers.

    May he rest in peace.